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Prominent Canadians named to the Order of Ontario

TORONTO - Following is a list of those appointed to the Order of Ontario Thursday and invested at a ceremony at the provincial legislature:

— Irving Abella, scholar and historian

— Dr. Mohit Bhandari, orthopedic surgeon and researcher

— Paul Burston, has spent more than 40 years working to improve Ontario's social services sector

— George E. Carter, the first Canadian-born black judge

— Ellen Campbell, founder and CEO of the Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness

— Penny Collenette, innovator whose research spans public policy, business, law and academia

— Ronald Common, president of Sault College

— Paul Corkum, world renowned physicist

— David Cronenberg, internationally acclaimed filmmaker

— Alvin Curling, the first black Speaker of the Ontario Legislature

— Allison Fisher, executive director of Ottawa's Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

— Claude Gingras, advocate for Ontario's francophone community

— Avvy Yao Yao Go, lawyer who works to advance the rights of Toronto's marginalized communities

— Piers Handling, director and CEO of the Toronto International Film Festival

— Justin Hines, singer and songwriter who has raised millions of dollars for charities throughout the world

— Ronald Jamieson, leader in the movement towards greater Aboriginal economic development in Canada

— Jeanne Lamon, music director of Toronto's Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra

— Frances Noronha, former senior Ontario government official working in Iraq to help shape public administration based on accountability and transparency

— Lyn McLeod, former Ontario Liberal leader

— Diane Morrison, former executive director of the Mission, an Ottawa homeless shelter

— Steve Paikin, journalist and TVO host

— Dr. James Rutka, pediatric neurosurgeon

— Adel Sedra, distinguished engineering scholar and professor

— Toby Tanenbaum, philanthropist

— Paul Henderson, hockey hero, was appointed to the order but could not attend Thursday's ceremonies and will be invested at a later date

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